The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet

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When he was alive, Mr. Wilkerson was an ill-tempered, disagreeable, sour, and impatient old man. Once he died, he got better.
But not much.
Now he is back and very, very hungry.
When Jack and his grandma move into the old Wilkerson house, they find out just how hungry, and why.
At least they think they know. It has something to do with pie.
A perfect pie.
 

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Published October 1, 2005 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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No sooner does Granny put a pumpkin pie on the windowsill to cool than up rises Old Man Wilkerson from the garden, threatening, “It must be perfect / or a ghost I’ll stay, / and haunt this house / and never, ever / go awaaaaaaaay!” Unfortunately, he’s picky: The first pie won’t do (“It looks like...

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Denys Cazet's new picture book tells the story of a grumpy glutton who dies before he can taste the pie that his wife has baked for him one Halloween night.

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A boy and his grandmother move into the house and are visited on the next Halloween by a wonderfully earthy ghost (with a fork sticking out of his brain and a removable eyeball) who is in search of the perfect pumpkin pie.

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